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19th & 20th Century Paintings and Works on Paper

Lot 11 §


Property from the Marie-Louise von Motesiczky Charitable Trust

Still-life with strawberries
oil on canvas
24.2 x 34.1 cm (9 1/2 x 13 3/8 in)
Painted in 1982

London, Goethe-Institut; Cambridge, The Fitzwilliam Museum, Marie-Louise von Motesiczky. Paintings Vienna 1925-London 1985, 1985-1986, no. 71, illustrated in the catalogue

E. Michel, Marie-Louise von Motesiczky 1906-1966. Eine Österreichische Schülerin von Max Beckmann, diploma thesis, University of Vienna, 2003, p. 55, illustrated
E. López Catalayud, Marie-Louise von Motesiczky. Technique and Materials, diploma thesis, Courtauld Insitute of Art, London, 2005, p. 32, illustrated
J. Lloyd, The Undiscovered Expressionist. A Life of Marie-Louise von Motesiczky, Newhaven/London, 2007, p. 219
I. Schlenker, Marie-Louise von Motesiczky 1906-1996, A Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings, New York, 2009, p. 455, no. 276, illustrated

The success of the exhibition of Motesiczky's work at the Goethe Institute in London in 1985, was followed by an exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. The present work was in both shows, and Professor Michael Jaffé, Director of the Fitzwilliam at the time, mentioned in a letter he wrote to Motesiczky how complimentary the painter Derek Hill was of the work. 'You may like to know that Derek Hill came this morning; and he shares my great admiration for your latest masterpiece in portraiture. He liked a number of other things, including a tall landscape which we were unable to include in the hang for lack of space in our Gallery. And he liked the small Still life with Strawberries 1982' [the present work]. (quoted in Schlenker p. 455).

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